How can I complain, it’s December 6th, and I’m still fishing out of my yak, by Rox Davis

How can I complain, it’s December 6th, and I’m still fishing out of my yak, the W500.
Today I fished rainbow Reservoir. I left the motor home and paddled… halfway to my spot I was thinking… I’m an idiot, yep certifiable. The motor would have been soooooooo much quicker, and easier.

How can I complain, it’s December 6th, and I’m still fishing out of my yak, the W500.
Today I fished rainbow Reservoir. I left the motor home and paddled… halfway to my spot I was thinking… I’m an idiot, yep certifiable. The motor would have been soooooooo much quicker, and easier. rolleyes
Any who………….I got the the waters edge at 10:45 am, reached my spot at 11:20 am…………frigging winds.   🙂
Water was stained, dark tea, 44 to 46 degrees, and the current was ripping.
Winds were light to 10 mph.
They are drawing down water, it dropped a good 4′ by the time I left at 2:30 pm.
Light rain fell almost the whole time I was fishing.
Which was fine, I have my new rain gear, and I was dry as a bone.
Tossed a deep diving crank, chewing the bottom up good with nothing to show for it.
Tossed the blade bait, nada, plus I left 3 of them on the bottom snagged to what ever lurks in there.
Pulled out my paddle tail on a 1/8oz and 1/4oz jig heads.
The 1/4oz had a smoke colored PT, and the 1/8oz a shad colored PT.

I would cast upstream, and bump bottom all the way back to me.
Lost many to snags……. banghead
But when I would make contact, and pop that jig off of it, Thump!
Every time. cha
I moved around quite a bit, but the faster water produced the Bigger Smallies, the slower side perch and smaller smallies.
I ended the day with 8 perch, some were ready to pop they were so fat, and 12 Smallies.

Life Is Good!
Tight lines and MoPaddle safe all.
Rox

Rainbow reservoir, CT, Rox' preferred lake for kayak fishingSmallie caught in rainbow reservoir on kayak fishing tripPerch caught in Rainbow reservoir, CT, Rox' favorite kayak fishing placeSmall mouth bass caught at Rainbow reservoir, Rox' favorite kayak fishing spot


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8 thoughts on “How can I complain, it’s December 6th, and I’m still fishing out of my yak, by Rox Davis”

  1. Rox, I’ll bet those fish thought that this time of the year they had the lake for themselves, and they were surprised to see you! 😉
    Yoav

  2. It would be fun to see a motor w yak driving through thin ice, like a mini icebreaker.
    I already drained my motor and put in storage for the winter

  3. Gary, congrats on your successful fishing in icy water! I wouldn’t do it myself, but as for paddling through thin ice, it’s feasible, as seen in this video that Rox posted on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP2ldPgcbTo And here’s another video showing similar stuff, including goofy ice breaking stunts http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlYbdvBg_rc It shows that when the ice gets too thick, you get stuck, but then you can turn inside your W and face the rear, and paddle back in the sort of channel in the ice that was created by your earlier paddling efforts…
    Not my cup of tea, though… Too risky.

  4. Don’t let that ice stop you guys – just hook up a sail and air blower to your W and sled across those lakes.

  5. Thanks everyone.

    I do ice fish, and toyed with the idea or turning my W300 into a ice Hut and sled.

    John, the answer to that question is sometimes. But mostly they dive for the bottom, circle and dig in, trying not to come up.
    Though a few will break the surface, it’s not the crazed jumping and air shows we see in warm weather.
    Still, just one will make a cold winter paddle well worth the effort.

    Tight lines and MoPaddle safe all.
    Rox

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